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Alumni of Colour Association

Multi-coloured 	Painting and textile installation
Multi-coloured 	Painting and textile installation
© David Poultney, Painting and textile installation by Yan Feng, Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts.

Helping people of colour thrive in the creative industries.

The UAL Alumni of Colour Association is a supportive community that works to increase the visibility of people of colour in the creative industries - and celebrates their work and achievements.

Get involved

To join the association and keep up to date with newsevents and opportunities contact: aoca@arts.ac.uk

We'd also love to hear from you if:

  • you have any event ideas
  • you want to be a guest speaker
  • you have a venue space to offer
  • you want to help us grow our network.

UAL Alumni of Colour Association

Work with the AOCA

The AOCA has created 3 new voluntary roles to help with the running of the network. Find out more about the role descriptions and how to apply.

The deadline for applications is Monday 31 May 2021.

Our committee

All committee members are alumni volunteers, led by a president. We unite and support our community by planning events, keeping regularly in touch and sharing creative projects. Learn more about our members.

Our committee

  •  Linett Kamala in front of a black and white painting named 'Courage'
    Linett Kamala, President of the UAL Alumni of Colour Association
    Linett Kamala

    President

  • Landscape photo of Richie Manu
    Richie Manu, Vice President of the UAL Alumni of Colour Association
    Richie Manu  

    Vice President

  • Halime in the studio

    Halime Özdemir

    Head of Communications

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    Update your details with us for the latest alumni news, events and special opportunities.

  • Two students creating a wooden structure
    © Alys Tomlinson, Mariah Courtney working in the Studio, FdA Interior Design, Chelsea College of Arts
    Volunteer and mentor

    Find out how you can help the next generation of talent or give back to our communities.

  • Alumni at a networking event
    Image courtesy of UAL,
    Alumni events

    Check out our exclusive alumni events and find out how to host your own.